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- Vishu Celebration-The New Year Festival of Kerala Posted in: EcardDesigns, Greeting Messages
Malayalee people celebrate Vishu (വിഷു) as the New Year Time celebration. The beginning of the month in which this festival is commemorated is referred to as Medam in Malayalam calendar. This day is celebrated in several parts of India with different labels. The customs and traditions are different and unique in each state.
Can be of Medam, Malayalam month or the period between April and May as per the Gregorian diary, is celebrated as Vishu inKerala. This Hindu event considered as the arrival of the astrological Malayali New Year and the harvest festival, symbolizes the movement of sunlight to the MeshaRashi (Aries) and marks the beginning of the spring season. That is the time from which the farmers get started the ploughing of land and other agricultural activities. Vishu literally means identical, and in the celebration context it connotes the completing spring equinox.
- Easter Wishes Posted in: Easter, EcardDesigns, Greeting Cards, Greeting Messages
Joining you in gratitude for Christ’s sacrifice and the joyful renewal it brings to all God’s children this Easter season.
- Happy Diwali Wishes Posted in: Diwali, EcardDesigns, Greeting Cards, Greeting Messages
“दिवाली पर्व हैं खुशियों का, उजालों का, लक्ष्मी का और इस दिवाली आपकी जिंदगी खुशियों से भरी हो, दुनिया उजालों से रोशन हो, घर पर मा लक्ष्मी का आगमन हो, HAPPY DIWALI !!”
- Happy Birthday To You Posted in: Greeting Messages, Happy Birthday
A birthday is an occasion when a person or institution celebrates the anniversary of their birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with gifts, cards, a party, or a rite of passage.Many religions celebrate the birth of their founders with special holidays (e.g. Christmas, Buddha’s Birthday).
What People Do at Happy Birthday?
In most English-speaking countries it is traditional to sing the song Happy Birthday to You to the honored person celebrating a birthday.Happy Birthday songs are common worldwide; similar songs exist in other languages. This song is a common greeting used on birthdays, along with greeting cards and verbal greetings with messages such as “I wish you a Happy Birthday” or “Happy Birthday.”
The birthday cake is traditionally highly decorated, and typically covered with lit candles when presented, the number of candles signifying the age of the celebrant.The person whose birthday it is may make a silent wish and then blow out the candles. It is also common for the person celebrating their birthday to cut the initial piece of the cake as a newlywed couple might with a wedding cake. The birthday boy/girl traditionally gets to eat the first piece of the cake.
Children wear new clothes on their birthday. A child may rise at daybreak and get dressed in new clothes. The child kneels and touches the feet of their parents as a sign of respect. They then all visit a shrine, where they pray and the child is blessed.In the afternoon there might be a meal that includes a spicy vegetable stew called curry and chutney which is a spicy fruit relish. The dessert is a treat known as dudh pakh, which is a rice like pudding. They might also stir in pastachios, almonds, raisins, and a spice called cardamom.To receive a birthday present wrapped in black and white is considered bad luck.At school the birthday child wears a colored dress and passes out chocolates to the entire class, with the help of a trusted friend.
In Western cultures, particularly in the United States and Australia, birthday parties are often accompanied by colorful decorations, such as balloons and streamers.A birthday cake is often served with candles that are to be blown out after a “birthday wish” has been made. While the birthday cake is being brought to the table,
the song Happy Birthday to You is sung by the guests. A practice most common among wealthy people and celebrities, but engaged in by many others as well, is to hirean event management agency or a party service to organize a birthday party.A child’s birthday party may be held at his/her home or in a public place. Soft drinks are often had alongside water and both sweet and savory foods are typically served to the guests. In many cultures, a birthday cake is served. Birthday parties for children often feature entertainment, costumes, party games,
and a theme. Adults’ birthday parties in Western countries are often held in bars or nightclubs. Though some are held at a restaurant or even at home. A birthday party usually includes gifts for the person whose birthday it is. Most people who come to the birthday party are the ones who have the gifts.
Going on Holidays
Youths also like to go out on trips near sea shores and mountain regions to celebrate their birthdays. Trekking, river rafting, sky diving are the adventurous sports popular among them. Also people visit the places like Goa and enjoy the beaches, sunset and beautiful scenic views there. Modes of enjoyment and fun may differ but the enthusiasm is always at its heights. Camping is also a very thrilling experience for people. Celebrating birthdays in this way also gives people a break from their monotonous lives and brush up them to return to their work with fresh minds and new hopes.
Charity at Holy places
Some people do not like partying, loud music. They rather prefer to celebrate their birthday in a peaceful way. In spite of taking presents from others they like giving gifts to the needy people. This also connects them to God and spirituality as well. People go to temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras according to the religion they follow and offer prayers for their lovely present and bright future. They then distribute food, blankets, clothes and other stuffs to the poor people who cannot fulfill even their basic needs. This way of celebration by sharing what people have by God’s grace to those who are less fortunate gives them peace of mind and a kind of soothing pleasure.
- Happy-Diwali-Greeting-Card-Wishes-Messages-Quotes-SMS Posted in: Diwali, Greeting Messages
Rejoice on this blessed occasion by spreading joy with your friends and loved ones. Happy Diwali
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I pray that God fulfills all your dreams. May you get lots of gifts, sweets and good wishes this Diwali.
May the Festival of Lights bring lots of joy, peace and prosperity to you and your family. Have a great Diwali.
Maa Laxmi will come to your house and will shower her blessings upon you. Remember to keep your doors open and decorate them with lots of lights and flowers.
Wishing you and your family a bombastic Diwali!!! Have loads of fun and loads of masti!! Happy Diwali!!
Another year will be over, another year will come. I hope and pray that the lights of Diwali illuminate the new chapter of your life. Happy Diwali!
May the divine light of Diwali bring into your life peace, prosperity, happiness and good health. Happy Diwali
Laxmi aayegi itni ki sab jagah Naam hoga, Laxmi aayegi itni ki sab jagah Naam hoga, Din raat vyapar bade itna adhik kaam hoga, Ghar Pariwar samaj me banoge Sartaj, Yehi Kamna hai hamari aap ke liye Diwali ki Dhero Shubh Kamanaye….
On this auspicious Festival of lights May your friends respect you , your troubles neglect you , your family protect you , and negativity not affect you !!! Wish you a very *HAPPY DIWALI*
Hope the festival of lights enlightens your home and heart with peace and serenity. Wishing you loads of joy and happiness on Diwali.
This Diwali, may you be blessed with good fortune as long as Ganeshji’s trunk, wealth and prosperity as big as his stomach, happiness as sweet as his ladoos and may your trouble be as small as his mouse. Happy Diwali
May the festival of lights add sparkles of joyto your life. Wishing you a happy Diwali!
Sending you warmest Diwali wishes, hugs, and love.Happy Diwali!
With Gleam of Diyas,
And the Echo of the Chants,
May Happiness and Contentment Fill Your life !
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous Diwali !!!
I Pray to God to give U Shanti, Shakti, Sampati, Swarup, Saiyam, Saadgi, Safalta, Samridhi, Sanskar, Swaasth, Sanmaan, Saraswati, aur SNEH. SHUBH DIWALI.
Troubles as light as Air, Love as deep as the Ocean,
Friends as Solid as Diamonds, Success as bright as Gold…
These are the wishes for you and your family on the eve of Diwali.
Diwali ki Shubhkamana!
Happy, Happy Diwali! I hope the day has been blessed with the presence of those you love most, and many magical moments!
This Diwali I wish you get a lot of crackers but you don’t get a match box to lit them. Save environment, so no to crackers…
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- New Year Celebration On 1 January Posted in: Greeting Messages, New Year
History Of New Year
New Year’s Day, also called simply New Year’s or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.In pre-Christian Rome under the Julian calendar, the day was dedicated to Janus, god of gateways and beginnings, for whom January is also named. As a date in the Gregorian calendar of Christendom,New Year’s Day liturgically marked the Feast of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, which is still observed as such in the Anglican Church and Lutheran Church.In present day, with most countries now using the Gregorian calendar as their de facto calendar, New Year’s Day is probably the most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone. Other global New Year’s Day traditions include making New Year’s resolutions and calling one’s friends and family.
New Year’s Day Holiday History
New Year’s is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated, but the exact date and nature of the festivities has changed over time. It originated thousands of years ago in ancient Babylon, celebrated as an eleven day festival on the first day of spring. During this time, many cultures used the sun and moon cycle to decide the “first” day of the year. It wasn’t until Julius Caesar implemented the Julian calendar that January 1st became the common day for the celebration. The content of the festivities has varied as well. While early celebrations were more paganistic in nature, celebrating Earth’s cycles, Christian tradition celebrates the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ on New Year’s Day. Roman Catholics also often celebrate Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, a feast honoring Mary. However, in the twentieth century, the holiday grew into its own celebration and mostly separated from the common association with religion. It has become a holiday associated with nationality, relationships, and introspection rather than a religious celebration, although many people do still follow older traditions.
What People Do At New Year ?
While celebration varies all over the world, common traditions include:
#Making resolutions or goals to improve one’s life.
#Common resolutions concern diet, exercise, bad habits, and other issues concerning personal wellness. A common view is to use the first day of the year as a clean slate to improve one’s life.
#A gathering of loved ones: Here you’ll typically find champagne, feasting, confetti, noise makers, and other methods of merriment Fireworks, parades, concerts.
#Famous parades include London’s New Year’s Day Parade and the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Superstitions concerning food or visitors to bring luck.
#This especially includes circle-shaped foods, which symbolize cycles. The reasoning behind superstitions is that the first day of the year sets precedent for the following days. A common superstition specific to New Year’s Day concerns a household’s first visitor of the year—tradition states that if a tall, dark-haired stranger is the first to walk through your door, called the First Footer or Lucky Bird, you’ll have good luck all year. Also, if you want to subscribe to superstition, don’t let anything leave the house on New Year’s, except for people. Tradition say’s: don’t take out the trash and leave anything you want to take out of the house on New Year’s outside the night before. If you must remove something, make sure to replace it by bringing an item into the house. These policies of balance apply in other areas as well—avoiding paying bills, breaking anything, or shedding tears.
Toasts typically concern gratefulness for the past year’s blessings, hope and luck or the future, and thanking guests for their New Year’s company. In coastal regions, running into a body of water or splashing water on one another, symbolizing the cleansing, “rebirth” theme associated with the holiday.
However, many nations and cultures within them have their own characteristic way of celebrating:
New Years Food
American Citizens often celebrate with a party featuring toasting, drinking and fireworks late into the night before the New Year, where the gathering counts down the final seconds to January 1st. Some might even get a kiss at midnight. Many English speaking countries play “Auld Lang Syne,” a song celebrating the year’s happy moments. Americans often make resolutions and watch the Time Square Ball drop in New York City. Although much of this celebration occurs the night before, the merrymaking typically continues to New Year’s Day. Football is a common fixture on New Year’s Day in America, usually the day of the Rose Bowl. Some foods considered “lucky” to eat during the festivities include:
Circular shaped foods
- Christmas Celebration On 25 December Posted in: Christmas, Greeting Messages
History Of Christmas
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is prepared for by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an Octave. The traditional Christmas narrative, the Nativity of Jesus, delineated in the New Testament says that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in accordance with messianic prophecies; when Joseph and Mary arrived in the city, the inn had no room and so they were offered a stable where the Christ Child was soon born, with angels proclaiming this news to shepherds who then disseminated the message furthermore.Christmas Day is a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by the vast majority of Christians,as well as culturally by a number of non-Christian people, and is an integral part of the holiday season, while some Christian groups reject the celebration.In several countries, celebrating Christmas Eve on December 24 has the main focus rather than December 25, with gift-giving and sharing a traditional meal with the
What People Do At Christmas?
1. Reflect on the reason for Christmas
If you’re not sure about it or you’re rusty on the background, do some research. In the Bible, you can find the Christmas story in the Gospel according to Luke, Chapters 1 and 2, as well as the Gospel according to Matthew Chapters 1 and 2. Consider reading these chapters aloud as part of your family’s holiday. Ask members of the family for their own impressions of the stories given, to personalize their understanding.
Talk to children about the meaning of Christmas and tell them the stories about Christmas. Find beautiful illustrations to accompany the Bible stories to capture their interest. Also, keep in mind that doing this for too long might bore their pants off. Try to keep these sessions short, something they can cherish.
There are also many great children books and coloring books that illustrate the Christmas Story in an easy to read format. Some books take the Christmas story verses directly from the Bible others tell the story in the way that’s different.
In many cultures it’s a custom to have the youngest (able) child place the baby in the cradle or the cradle in the stable of the Nativity Scene. A religious store can supply also Tree of Jesse symbol activities and you can cut Christmas cookies into camels, angels, Nativity figures, stars, crosses using cookie cutters. If you look around in some old Christmas books there are easy and fun crafts for religious ornaments for the whole family.Decorate a small 1 to 4 foot tree with angels, Nativity Scene figure ornaments, Nativity charms from a bracelet and jewel tone or metallic ornaments. A star, angel or crown can be placed on top of such a tree.You can easily incorporate religious ornaments into the main Christmas tree, use religion as a theme or use suggestions from the previous paragraph. Don’t be afraid to add actual everyday Christmas items and scenery to your tree that doesn’t have commercial in it. Animals, flowers, fruits,bells,candles, houses are good examples.Poinsettias and holly don’t have to be commercial icons or any flower or creature that’s seen on Christmas. Not even a snowflake or the snowman. Choose a plain teddy bear not the Santa Bear. Queen’s Lace flowers or something that closely resembles Frankincense and Myrrh can also be included in flower arrangements.Frankincense and Myrrh oils can be purchased in many herb, candle or floral shops and used as fragrance instead of traditional holiday scents.
2. Christmas Carol Songs
A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by experiences from his own past, and from the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired to write the story following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged school, one of several establishments for London’s half-starved, illiterate street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a self-interested man redeeming himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory.
3. Bright Color & Lights
It is a colorful festival — as are most in India — and local stores, markets, and malls are draped in multicolored twinkling fairy lights, paper streamers, and flowers. One of the things that my daughter noticed about Christmas in India last year was the brightness of it all. For Indians, festivals are always celebrated with lights and colors, and Christmas is no exception. Churches are decorated using stunning light shows and look spectacular in the night.
Most families put up a Christmas tree. Snow is in short supply, but that does not deter enterprising children from draping cotton wool all over their trees to imitate snow-covered evergreens. A lot of decorations and ornaments are handmade, and stars are everywhere. My dad put up Christmas stars all over the house and out on the roads to welcome friends, neighbors, and family to our home at Christmastime.
4. Christmas Food
Christmas cooking also starts early. Christmas sweets — mainly originating from Goa and adapted in the rest of the country — are traditionally called “kuswar,” and they range from deeply delicious dense Christmas fruitcakes to rose cookies and “kidiyo” (literally translating as worms, but these are deep-fried curly dough balls, dusted in icing sugar). We also make sweet dumplings called “newrio,” stuffed with palm sugar, sweet grated coconut, and sesame seeds. Savoury banana chips, crisp chaklis (a round, deep-fried savoury made with lentils), and cardamom and cashew macaroons round up a versatile collection of Christmas goodies.
Making these sweets is a family affair, as all the women in our extended family get together and make them over a weekend or two. It was an exciting time to be a child, as scraps were always plentiful, and we were also allowed to stay up late with our cousins and friends while our mothers gossiped around the kitchen.
I love all the cultural influences that go into these sweets. Fruitcakes, for example, are heavily influenced by British plum puddings, and indeed, are also occasionally called plum cakes in India. Rose cookies are a result of the Dutch occupation, and a lot of the other sweets are the result of Portuguese and French cuisines. Our Christmas is, therefore, a true melting pot of all the cultures that were part of India during colonial times.
5.The Christmas Crib
Along with food, the nativity scenes — we call them Christmas cribs — are an important part of our Christmas traditions. We planned our cribs early in the month, as there was always (not-so) friendly competition in the neighborhoods and between churches as to whose crib was the most elaborate. My sister and I spent hours planning our own. We grew paddy plants in small trays, and we collected bricks and sand. We could hardly wait for the day our schools closed for the Christmas break, as that is when we would pull out all our nativity statues and go about creating beautiful, detailed cribs, resplendent with lights, fields, bridges, and waterfalls.
At midnight on Christmas Eve, we would reverently place the baby Jesus statue in the scene, and then admire our handiwork all through the season.
By the time Christmas Eve rolled around, we would be delirious with excitement. All that week, preparations for the day were being made. The pork (dukra maas) and chicken curries — staples of our Christmas dinners — were made in advance and left to mature. Batter was ground for sannas (steamed rice cakes) and left to ferment overnight for soft, fluffy breads, perfect to soak up all those curries. Last-minute alterations were made to our Christmas clothes and there was a lot of excitement in the air.
One of our most enduring Christmas traditions is that of the midnight mass. Churches start their services with carol singing, after which the Christmas mass is held. We were all dressed up in our best finery and after the service, we milled around the church, socializing and wishing everybody Merry Christmas. It was hot and dusty, and the smells of cooking permeated the air. After church, we usually went to visit family or friends, and shared a piece of rich fruitcake and small glasses of port wine. Us kids were allowed small sips from the grownups’ wine glasses. We were also allowed to have a small taste of that pork curry, deliciously spicy and fragrant, and we would then head back home, tired but still excited for Christmas day to arrive.
- National Day Celebration Posted in: Greeting Messages, National Day
A national day is a designated date on which celebrations mark the nationhood of a nation or non-sovereign country. This nationhood can be symbolized by the date of independence, of becoming a republic or a significant date for a patron saint or a ruler (birthday, accession, removal, etc.). Often the day is not called “National Day” but serves and can be considered as one. The national day will often be a national holiday. Many countries have more than one national day.
Most countries have a fixed-date national day, but some have movable dates. An example is Jamaica, which up to 1997 celebrated its national day on the first Monday in August. This commemorated independence from the United Kingdom which was attained on Monday, 6 August 1962, the first Monday in August of that year. Israel’s Independence Day is not fixed relative to the civil Gregorian calendar,being formally linked to 5 Iyar on the Jewish calendar, but may also be moved to any day between 3 and 6 Iyar in order to avoid preparing for or celebrating either Independence Day or Memorial Day(which immediately precedes Independence Day) on Shabbat; the practical effect of this is that Independence Day may be celebrated any day between 15 April and 15 May. Another example is Thailand which celebrates the birthday of the king on 28 July. This date will change on the accession of the heir to the throne.
Most national days can be categorized in two large blocks:
Newer countries that celebrate their national day as the day of their independence.
Older countries that use some other event of special significance as their national day.
What People Do At National Day Celebration ?
Importance attached to the national day as well as the degree to which it is celebrated vary greatly from country to country. For example,Spain’s national day Fiesta Nacional de España is held on 12 October, the day celebrated in other countries as Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, and commemorates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. A military parade is held in Madrid celebrating the occasion.The national day in France is 14 July and known as the Fête nationale (known outside France as Bastille Day) commemorating the Storming of the Bastille,which is considered the start of the French Revolution. It is widely celebrated and the French Tricolour is much in evidence, while the President of the Republic attends a military parade on the Champs-Élysées of Paris. In the United States, the Independence Day celebrations on 4 July are widely celebrated with parades, fireworks, picnics and barbecues. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is the equivalent of a national day and has been a public holiday for many years. However, in the United Kingdom the constituent countries’ patron saints’ days are low-key affairs. In recent times campaigns have commenced to promote the national days of England, Scotland and Wales, with St. Andrew’s Day being designated as an official bank holiday when the Scottish Parliament passed the
St Andrew’s Day Bank Holiday (Scotland) Act 2007. A National Day for the United Kingdom has also been proposed in recent years.As with the Bastille Day military parade in France, many other countries have a National Day Parade. Examples include the Singapore National Day Parade,and the parade for the National Day of the People’s Republic of China.
- Commemoration Or Memorial Day Celebration Posted in: Commemoration Day, Greeting Messages
Commemoration Day Celebrated On 30 November 2017
(Arabic: يوم الشهيد yawm ash-shahiid) is marked annually on November 30in the United Arab Emirates, recognising the sacrifices and edication of Emirati martyrs who have given their lifein the UAE and abroad in the field of civil, military and humanitarian service.
The first Emirati soldier to die in the line of duty was Salem Suhail bin Khamis, on November 30, 1971, during the “battle of the Greater Tunb” against Iranian forces shortly before the UAE’s formation. Bin Khamis led a six-member police force on Greater Tunb, invaded by Iran on the eve of Federation. He refused to lower the flag of Ras Al Khaimah, and the invaders killed him for his defiance.On August 19, 2015, it was announced that 30 November would be observed as Martyrs Day.
Memorial Day Celebrated On 28 May 2018
Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 29, 2017. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season,while Labor Day marks its end.
On June 3, 1861 Warrenton, Virginia was the location of the first Civil War soldier’s grave ever to be decorated,according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper article in 1906. In 1862 women in Savannah, Georgia decorated Confederate soldiers’ graves or the Savannah Republican. The 1863 cemetery dedication at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,was a ceremony of commemoration at the graves of dead soldiers. On July 4, 1864, ladies decorated soldiers’ graves according to local historians in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania and Boalsburg promotes itself as the birthplace of Memorial Day.
What People Do At This Days?
Dignified commemorative events will take place around the UAE, under the auspices of government institutions.
At 8 am, the UAE flag will be lowered across the country (at all government and government-subsidiary premises) and will remain lowered until 11 am. It will be followed by a one minute’s silence and supplication from 11.30 am to 11.31 am. After the one minute’s silence, the UAE flag will be raised again while the UAE national anthem is played.
Some believe that an annual cemetery decoration practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the “memorial day” idea. Annual Decoration Days for particular cemeteries are still held on a Sunday in late spring or early summer in some rural areas of the American South, notably in the mountain areas. In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather, put flowers on graves and renew contacts with relatives and others. There often is a religious service and a picnic-like “dinner on the grounds,” the traditional term for a potluck at a church.
- Prophet’s Birthday Celebration On 1 December 2017 Posted in: Greeting Messages, Prophet's Birthday
History of Prophet Muhammad Birthday
Mawlid (Arabic: مَولِد النَّبِي mawlidu n-nabiyyi, “Birth of the Prophet”, sometimes simply called in colloquial Arabic مولد mawlid, mevlid, mevlit,mulud among other vernacular pronunciations; sometimes ميلاد mīlād) is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which is celebrated in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.12 Rabi’ al-awwal is the accepted date among most of the Sunni scholars,while Shi’a scholars regard 17 Rabi’ al-awwal as the accepted date. This seven days period, i.e. 12–17 Rabi’ al-awwal, is assigned by Islamic Republic of Iran as the unity week.
The origin of Mawlid observance dates back to the period of the early four Rashidun Caliphs of Islam.The Ottomans declared it an official holiday in 1588. The term Mawlid is also used in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.
Prophet Muhammad’s birthday is also called Maulud Nabi in Malaysia, and is commonly marked by religious lectures and readings of the Quran. Muhammad’s birth was approximately in the year 570 (in the Gregorian Calendar). His uncle raised him after both the boy’s parents died while he was very young. Prophet Muhammad learned the trades of the merchant and of shepherding.He began to preach around the age of 40. Eventually, he and his followers numbering around ten thousand took control of Mecca. Muhammad died from an illness in 632 after uniting Arabia into a single Muslim entity
What People Do At Prophet’s Birthday ?
There are mixed beliefs on how one observes Muhammed’s birthday. Some people see the Prophet’s birthday as an event worthy of praise. Others view the celebration of birthdays as contradictory to Islamic law. Both sides cite the Hadith (narrations originating from the words and deeds of the Prophet Muhammed) and events from Muhammed’s life to support their views.
Mawlid, or Milad, is celebrated with large street parades in some countries. Homes and mosques are also decorated. Some people donate food and other goods for charity on or around this day. Others listen to their children read out poems about events that occurred in the Prophet Muhammed’s life. Mawlid is celebrated in this way in many communities across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, or Australia.
However, many Muslims also do not participate in celebrations on this day. Instead, they may mark the occasion by spending more time to read the Koran. Muhammed is said to have been born on a Monday and some scholars see fasting during the hours of daylight on Mondays as another way to celebrate his birth.
- Thanksgiving Day Celebration On 23 November 2017 Posted in: Greeting Messages, Thanksgiving Day
History Of Thanksgiving Day
Every year Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. This day was historically a religious observation to give thanks to the almighty God. The occasion traditionally celebrates the arrival of the first pilgrims to America.
Thanksgiving Day is a time to feel gratitude for the good things in life. This is a day of festivity, family reunions and lavish feasts. In the USA this day is considered as one of the major family celebration generally celebrated at home with family and friends. The traditional dishes like Roasted turkeys, Cranberry sauce, Corns. Potatoes and Pumpkin pie are included in the Thanksgiving meal.
What People Do At Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.
In many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.
- Daylight Saving Time (DST) Celebrated On 29 Oct 2017 Posted in: Daylight Saving Time, Greeting Messages
History Of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time (abbreviated DST), also sometimes erroneously referred to as daylight savings time,
is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer,
while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward
one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.
Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.
In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time).
It begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment.
29 Oct 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, 29 October 2017, 01:00:00 local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 29 Oct 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.
5 Nov 2017 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, 5 November 2017, 02:00:00 clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, 5 November 2017, 01:00:00 local standard time instead.
Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 5 Nov 2017 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
What people Do At Daylight Saving Time ?
If you live in an area where Daylight Saving Time is observed, things just got real(ly exciting). Love it or hate it,
we push our clocks ahead one hour just as spring makes its yearly appearance. That means from now until Sunday, 29 October,we have an extra hour to do WHATEVER we want.
You can now:
Pick up a new hobby.
Hang out on a stoop.
Spring Poetry Fest
Go Spring Thrift Shopping
Get Rid Of Your Winter Clothes
Have A Countdown Party
Have dinner in your backyard.
Fire up the grill.
Buy a treat from the ice cream truck.
Go to the park.
- All Souls’ Day Celebrated On 2-Nov-2017 Posted in: All Souls' Day, Greeting Messages
History Of All Soul’s Day
In Christianity, All Souls’ Day commemorates All Souls, the Holy Souls, or the Faithful Departed; that is, the souls of Christians who have died. Observing Christians typically remember deceased relatives on the day.In Western Christianity the annual celebration is now held on 2 November and is associated with the three days of All hallow tide, including All Saints’ Day (1 November) and its vigil, Halloween (31 October).
In the Catholic Church, “the faithful” refers specifically to baptized Catholics; “all souls” commemorates the church penitent of souls in Purgatory, whereas “all saints” commemorates the church triumphant of saints in Heaven. In the liturgical books of the western Catholic Church it is called the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed , and is celebrated annually on 2 November.
What People Do At All Souls’ Day?
Some churches, including the Catholic Church, hold special services with music and prayers focused on All Souls’ Day on or around November 2 each year. It is a time for some Christians, including those who attend these special All Souls’ Day services, to remember and pray for deceased family members and friends.Some people visit the graves of dead family or friends on All Souls’ Day. All Souls’ Day is closely associated with All Saints’ Day (November 1),
as both are known collectively as Hallow tide.
Praying for the dead is a Christian obligation. In the modern world, when many have come to doubt the Church’s teaching on Purgatory,the need for such prayers has only increased. The Church devotes the month of November to prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and participation in the Mass of All Souls Day is a good way to begin the month.
- All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day Celebrated On 1-Nov-2017 Posted in: Greeting Messages, Saints' Day
History Of All Saint’s Day
All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day, Hallow mas, Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints,is a Christian festival celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Western Christianity, it is celebrated on 1 November by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion,the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church, and other Protestant churches.
Christian celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day stems from a belief that there is a powerful spiritual bond between those in heaven (the “Church triumphant”), and the living (the “Church militant”). In Catholic theology,the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries. In Methodist theology, All Saints Day revolves around “giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints”,including those who are “famous or obscure”. As such, individuals throughout the Church Universal are honored, such as Paul the Apostle, Augustine of Hippo and John Wesley, in addition to individuals who have personally led one to faith in Jesus, such as one’s grandmother or friend.
In the Western Christian practice, the liturgical celebration begins at Vespers on the evening of 31 October, All Hallows’ Eve (All Saints’ Eve), and ends at the close of 1 November.It is thus the day before All Souls’ Day, which commemorates the faithful departed. In many traditions, All Saints’ Day is part of the tradition of All Hallows which lasts three days from 31 October to 2 November inclusive.
What People Do At All Saints’ Day ?
All Saints’ Day is a chance for people to remember the saints and martyrs who dedicated or sacrificed their lives to Christianity. Some people attend special church services on this feast day. Some Christian schools may offer certain activities to students prior to or on All Saints’ Day. These activities focus on the theme of various saints’ lives and their role in the history of Christianity.
The vigil of the Feast (the eve) has grown up in the English speaking countries as a festival in itself, All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.While some Christians refuse to observe the holiday, considering it “pagan,” as far as the Church is concerned, the date is simply the eve of the feast of All Saints.
In fact, many customs of Halloween reflect the Christian belief that on the feast’s vigils we mock evil, because as Christians, it has no real power over us.David Morrison explains the proper relationship between Christians and Halloween.
Various customs have developed related to Halloween. In the Middle Ages, poor people in the community begged for “soul cakes,” and upon receiving these doughnuts,they would agree to pray for departed souls. This is the root of our modern day “trick-or-treat.” The custom of masks and costumes developed to mock evil and perhaps confuse the evil spirits by dressing as one of their own. Some Christians visit cemeteries on Halloween, not to practice evil, but to commemorate departed relatives and friends, with picnics and the last flowers of the year. The day after All Saints day is called All Soul’s Day, a day to remember and offer prayers up on behalf of all of the faithful departed.